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Leftovers and Intriguing Mistakes Workshop
Date: Saturday, 7/12/14
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Sapony Baptist Church, Stony Creek, VA
Learn ways to use up your leftover yarns. Bring your creative or not so creative mistakes - we have plenty of ours we can share so don't be shy, please. We will have items to show leftover yarn use and plenty of help with ides for those ever increasing leftover yarns. All items completed will be delivered to various groups in the community.
Come and spend the day or just a couple of hours, whatever time you have.
Bring a dish to share. Plates, cups and utensils will be provided. There is a kitchen available. Iced tea, coffee and hot tea will be available.
Various demonstration will be given such as the Magic Knot and others.
For more information call Marti Manson at 804-861-3026.
Directions to Sapony Baptist Church
Letter from Lois
Kits Galore!!! Come by the shop soon to pick your kit
Blanket Square Kits:
We ask for 12" crochet or knit squares...what happens next? As the squares come in we match them together with others we've received, put them usually 6 at a time into ziploc bags and stack them on a shelf.. Magic stitchers come in, grab a bag, stitch them together, add a decorative edge and return them to the shop and PRESTO! We have another blanket ready for delivery! You can be a part of this by either creating a square or selecting a kit for constructing a blanket. If you don't see them at the shop please ask and someone with direct you to them. And...ENJOY!!
Leftovers Blanket Kits:
These kits can be found very near the blanket square kits. On the shelf, in ziploc bags, little elves put together a selection of leftover yarn in a variety of thicknesses, colors and textures. Your job...pick up hook or needles, reach into the bag (you don't even have to look!), grab the first thing you touch and start your project. You may use all of the first ball then reach for a second or just work a few rows before adding your next addition. Whichever you chose works fine. A nice mix of colors and textures is what we need. Those stripes of color once stitched into a blanket will be cherished by the recipient of your finished project. For a chart on approximate blanket measurements check our website under project sizes or at the shop we keep copies at the front desk.
Another idea for these kits...turn them into hats and scarves! We can use whatever you decide to create...just be sure you are working on something you enjoy.
These kits have been put together using the beautiful yarns we received in a recent donation. Make patterns you are comfortable using or look around the shop for inspiration. You'll find lots of samples with patterns there. Also in our Red and Pink books we've included many hat and scarf patterns. Items created from these kits will be donated in the fall to the Hats and Scarves for School Kids program of which we are a part.
"Snake" Scarf/Hat Kits:
Yep! That's what it says! "Snake" scarves! Well, they're not really snakes but once we get the hats to go with these already-made-scarves we will add eyes and of course, a tongue :-) Once you've made a hat to complete the set, return it to its ziploc bag and we will do the rest. These sets will be used in the fall to warm kids from age 5 to about 7. They will be so thrilled to receive their own snake to keep their little necks warm and with the bonus of a nice hat...it will be wonderful!
Cotton Hat Kits:
These are requested by chemo patients for summer wear. We have chosen a variety of colors for you...but you may chose others! Mix and match works well...knit or crochet...no problem! Just be sure to enjoy your stitching.
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